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Masaki K.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Masaki K.

26 Reviews
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Do you want to understand your favorite anime show, movies or Japanese culture better? Do you want to learn to crack jokes in Japanese and win any crowd over? Would you like to do business in Japan and need someone who can not only teach you the language, but cultural differences and etiquette so you can win over any client?

Japanese and English are polar opposites in many ways.
Sentence structures are upside down. English is written horizontally left to right, but traditional Japanese is written vertically right to left.
Communicating can be difficult when what can be spoken directly in English has to be said in more subtle ways in Japanese, and this miscommunication can cause relationships to break down.

My passion is to help people cross cultural barriers and make new friends.
Learning a new language can build confidence and expand your mind in ways you never thought possible!

One of the signs that you have truly mastered a language is to understand the humor. I can ...

About Masaki

About me. I was born in Fukuoka, Japan and moved to the US when I was 18. I studied ESL then got a degree in marketing and worked in Real Estate and Finance for many years. I learned English from scratch when I moved to California and am now completely fluent in English, so much so that peopl

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Really bad experience. I came to learn Japanese seriously while the teacher just spent the first 10min trying to talk about himself and asking me personal questions. When I asked him what his plan is for the class, he threatened me I can change another teacher and he does not want to teach. Pretty condescending attitude it seems to me.
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Rie T.

53 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Master's in Library and Information Studies from University of California, Berkeley
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Rie T.

53 Reviews
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Maximize your Japanese learning with a native speaker with years of teaching experience!

I tailor my lessons to each student's learning style, her/his needs and goals. I use Genki 1 and 2 textbooks and workbooks with most of my beginner to intermediate level students, unless other textbooks and/or learning resources are requested.
During the lesson, my focus is generally on the grammar explanations and practice, as well as reading, and speaking practice. Homework is assigned after each lesson, and students are expected to work independently on vocabulary building, unless otherwise requested.
I encourage all of my students to contact me between lessons if they have any questions, and I will try to answer them within 24 hours.

I am currently accepting students ages 16 and up. I am looking forward to meeting you!

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About Rie

こんにちは!りえと申します。 Hello! My name is Rie. I have been teaching Japanese since 2010. My past and present students are from many different countries, including the U.S., China, Taiwan, India, Israel, Italy, and Croatia and range from 9 to 75 years old. I have taught student

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Renn
I cannot believe I haven’t written a review before this. I’ve been learning with Rie for almost two years now, and it’s been a wonderful experience. Homework is manageable on top of my classes and her teaching style reminds me of a classroom. I chose to study under Rie because I knew that she was someone whose teaching would hold me accountable to continue progressing. I can say happily that was a great choice and I could not have picked a better instructor.
Ruth Ann
Rie is truly a wonderful teacher of the Japanese language. My daughter thoroughly enjoys her lessons with her
Robert F.
I’ve been studying Japanese off and on for almost 20 years. I had reached an upper intermediate level but I wanted to take my ability to a higher level so I started looking for a Japanese tutor. I feel really lucky to have found Rie. She’s a cool person who’s fun to work with. She’s patient and flexible and she always explains things in a way that is easy to understand. She’s as invested in my Japanese learning as I am and it’s hard to place a value on that kind of support and partnership. She also has good textbooks for people at more advanced levels. Without a doubt, my Japanese has improved more in the time I’ve been working with Rie than it has at any other time in all the years I’ve been studying it. If you’re an intermediate or advanced learner of Japanese and you’re looking to improve, Rie can absolutely help you. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
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Aimi F.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Bachelor Degree from Okinawa Christian University
  • Teaching since 2011
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Aimi F.

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Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 50 students from all over the world.
I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome!

About Aimi

I was born and raised in Japan. Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 100 students from all over the world. I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome. If you want to learn Japanese, I can teach you online. It's very easy and fun!

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Briana H.
My daughter loved her first lesson.
Yvon R.
Aimi is so great! My 8 year old (who hates reading) ended his first lesson and said, "Mom! You can't take me out of this class!" Aimi is so helpful and easygoing. I can't wait to see what she'll teach him!
Athena F.
Amy is so great! My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week!
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May G.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $22
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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May G.

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I am an open minded, friendly, multicultural experienced tutor of Japanese languages.
I can personalize lessons at your request from using basic GENKI textbook or Japanese for busy people to free conversation upon your advance request. Please let me know what your purpose and goal. I will do my best to help you to achieve your goal. (Hopefully with a lot of fun.)
I can also teach you Japanese culture such as Origami, cooking and calligraphy. I love Japanese history and would like to share richness of Japanese culture.

About May

My native language is Japanese. I grew up and obtained B.A in Linguistic at Kinjo University, Nagoya, Japan. I have 4 years of English tutoring experience for local high school English learners in Japan. As a career, I was an instructor for the airline reservation system to travel agents. Teaching i

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Nathan Y.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nathan Y.

21 Reviews
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Do you want to learn how to speak Japanese? Do want to know how to read manga and understand anime in Japanese? Do you want to know the grammar and nuances of the Japanese language? If so, come join an online session with Yoshii sensei!

In matter of weeks you will master how to introduce yourself, speak common greetings, and read Japanese words in hiragana. 日本語を一緒に楽しく学びましょう!

I am half Japanese and half American and was raised in Tokyo for 18 years. I am fluent in English and Japanese and currently I am teaching Japanese at an international school in Berlin. I have knowledge and resources to help you learn the basics of Japanese and develop the skills needed to speak and write in Japanese.

About Nathan

Do you want to learn how to speak Japanese? Do want to know how to read manga and understand anime in Japanese? Do you want to know the grammar and nuances of the Japanese language? If so, come join an online session with Yoshii sensei! In matter of weeks you will master how to introduce yours

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Sierra A.
Amazing experience with Yoshi Sensei. He provided me with a workbook, textbook, and language learning apps to help with the language learning process. Lessons are well prepared, structured, and individually tailored yet flexible and fluid so we can focus on specific areas and topics. He also assigns small amount of homework so that you can keep progressing on your own. I would definitely recommend Yoshi Sensei.
BENIZ
Best math teacher. Math became my son's favorite subject.
Chris
So far so good!
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Chieko N.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelor of Science from Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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Chieko N.

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Hi, I'm Chieko. I'm Japanese and living in California and go back and forth between here and Tokyo. So I know the trend of Japan well. Furthermore, I have long working experience as manager in some major international companies in Japan. So I can help you communicate with Japanese workers using natural and effective language in Business Japanese. I know the business custom is very different among countries and Japanese one is a little complicated.. So, if you'd like to communicate with Japanese smoothly, please ask me what to do in a situation you encounter.
I have successfully passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test authorized by the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language in October 2016.

About Chieko

I am a native Japanese speaker. I'm now living in the USA but also in Japan and go back and forth here and Tokyo. So I know the Japanese trend well from comics to businesses. I have long working experience as engineering manager at some major international companies in japan. I know it is difficult

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Heather
My son (15) has been taking lessons with Chieko-san for 2 years now. He has learned a great deal from her (it seems more than I leaned in my 3 years in HS and college). She sends me regular progress reports and was even willing to learn about the American grading system, make his studies more engaging with homework, and grade him so we could count it for HS credit (we homeschool). She is all around amazing!
Cassie D.

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"He was very positive and encouraging as well as very knowledgeable and resourceful. I can't wait to take more Japanese lessons from him."
Jessica
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I have been working with her on and off for over a year. She's been a fantastic tutor. She willing and able to adapt her tutoring to specific needs and flexible in terms of how and when to meet. Recently I traveled to Japan and I was able to function in simple conversations which was what I needed and the trip went well. She has a good sense of humor and does not take herself too seriously. I definitely recommend her and will continue to use her."
A. Howe
Took Japanese lessons from May G.
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"I am so happy that found the best teacher !"
Roja
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Best teacher ever! Willing to work with constant schedule changes, interruptions, missed lessons, undone homework and tons and tons of other stuff. Truly the best teacher I've ever had the privilege to be taught by. She really believes in your potential."
Kendrick
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Another great lesson—I look forward to our next one!"
Christine
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"Margaret really looks forward to her classes with Hikaru and loves to share all the new words that she learned from that days lesson. Thank you!"
Margaret
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Kyoko is thorough, knowledgeable, articulate, patient, kind, and has a wonderful sense of humor. She helped me go further than I thought I would in just 10 weeks! I am a beginner, but Kyoko clearly has the knowledge to teach all levels. I enjoyed my time with her and highly recommend her to anyone wishing to learn Japanese or improve on their current skills!"
Diana
Took Japanese lessons from Kyoko B.
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"He is a excellent teacher.Thank you Sensei"
Mimi
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sensei Yoshi works with my son and to say that he is enjoying Sensei's friendly smile and positive feedback is an understatement. He really is a nice teacher. Thank you Sensei!"
Kate
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I toked with hear tell now 2 class and am taking more

She is good teacher and so kind and see how you like to learn Japanes and make it in easy way.

She is so kind and smiles avry time.

The only bade thing abut hear that she do not do games and songs during the clas she tried but don’t now my be
For example = she have a learning song but just hear it no interactive with it and no games at all

But she is good teacher any one that is 11year old and up book with hear tray it you will learn and have fun."
Yousef
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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